LDS Scout Leader charged with several counts of criminal sexual conduct.

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Re: LDS Scout Leader charged with several counts of criminal sexual conduct.

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Unknown to members of a southern Minnesota congregation until three years ago, one of its leaders was a lifetime registered sex offender from Utah, the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS).

(FOX 9) - A former Mormon congregation leader who went from convicted sex offender to being a church leader in Minnesota was convicted Friday of assaulting a 13-year-old boy in 2019.

Unknown to members of the Mormon congregation until three years ago, one of its leaders, Michael Adam Davis, 34, was a lifetime registered sex offender from Utah, the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). FOX 9 previously detailed what led to the revelation.

A Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy traffic stop on Feb. 17, 2019 started the investigation into Davis after he was pulled over when a child was seen moving around the front seat while not wearing a seat belt.

When the deputy ran Davis drivers’ license and discovered he was a lifetime registered sex offender in Utah.

The boy would later admit Davis repeatedly sexually assaulted him and tried to rape him.

The congregation only learned of Davis’ background when he was charged in March 2019 with sexually assaulting the 13-year-old boy whose family were members of the church.

After a trial began Monday, the jury took less than four hours to reach a decision.
https://www.fox9.com/news/former-minnes ... al-assault

The Church still refuses to instigate background checks.
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Re: LDS Scout Leader charged with several counts of criminal sexual conduct.

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IHAQ wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 5:26 am
The Church still refuses to instigate background checks.
I can think of two possible reasons for this:

1. The general CoJCoLDS principle that because the church is guided by living prophets, it is extremely dangerous to change any of its long-term practices as a result of criticism, since that might open the flood-gates for more of the same kind ...

That's the obvious reason. But reading this thread, I have just thought of:

2. The Brethren know that at the higher levels of the leadership (General Authorities upwards?) there are a significant number of men who have things in their past that would prevent them passing any normal kind of background check. And those people must be shielded at all costs.
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